Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hire a Hero

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We train a lot of veterans in becoming freight brokers and freight broker agents. I have spent time talking with these brave souls about their service and the transition into civilian live.  In the process, I have gained even more respect for those who so courageously serve our country.  I applaud J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. for their part in employing our veterans through “Hiring our Heroes”.  Here are excerpts from an article I read on this:

 

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Partners with Hiring Our Heroes and FASTPORT to Hire Transitioning Veterans and Their Spouses into the Transportation Industry

 

LOWELL, Ark., May 30, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and its FASTPORT partner welcomed J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. as a new colleague in its effort to find promising career opportunities for veterans and their spouses nationwide. J.B. Hunt is continuing its mission to help America’s military families by connecting military men and women and their spouses to job opportunities. As part of the partnership, J.B. Hunt will supply a fast-track to meaningful employment to veterans and their spouses in their driving force as well as office support. J.B. Hunt will provide mentorship throughout the recruiting and on-boarding process as well as assistance in relocation where it applies.

…”With this program we’re providing veterans with military equipment operations experience a fast-track to a great career. Our founder, Mr. Hunt was an army serviceman, became a truck driver, built this business and was one of the great entrepreneurs in the industry. We need more service men and women to follow in his footsteps.” 


Be sure to thank any military personnel you see.  It is because of them and those before them that we have our freedom.  

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

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2 comments:

Jenny Noble said...

It is wonderful that so many veterans are returning home, and becoming freight brokers. My brother recently retired from the military, but he isn't sure what he wants to do now. I think he would be a good freight broker with a little training. He would really enjoy this post, so thank you! http://tedkeyesonline.com/services/freight-broker-training/

Davis Partridge said...

Thanks for this inspiring article. I love to hear about companies who go out of there way to hire veterans. I think it shows them the proper gratitude that they deserve after serving so selflessly. http://tedkeyesonline.com/services/freight-agent-training/